MICHAEL STICH

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

10/18/1968

Birthplace:

Pinneberg, Germany

Residence:

Elmshorn, Germany

Height:

6'4'' / 193 cm

Weight:

175 lbs / 79 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3232

Micheal Stich's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (56%)
    * First Serve Won Points (77%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (46%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (8%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (31%)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Won 64% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball when serving & volleying

Weaknesses:

    * 25% fewer Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 45% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 38% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 41% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * 80% more Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Backhand Pass
    * Won 49% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 31% of the Points after plaiyng 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 44% of the Points after playing a Backhans Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (46% of the points won)

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points won at the Net (62%)
    * Serve & Volley (53% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (6% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (74%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Michael Stich's Game Style

Server

Very high

Although Michael Stich was a serve & volleyer he was still a slightly better Server than volleyer. His biggest edge against his rivals was taken with the Serve making on average 50% more points than them with that shot. When his first serve was in 46% of the time it was unreturned.

Puncher

Very high

From the back of the court, Michael Stich was a Puncher. However, his goal was not to camp on his baseline and hits big forehands but much more to come in as soon as he had a chance. Like this, he cannot be regarded as a true Puncher.

Tempo Player

Low

Even though Michael Stich played rather close to his baseline he could not be regarded as a Tempo player. Unlike the Tempo players, his backhand results were below average. Then, he used the backhand slice and did not really take the ball on the rise to be aggressive on that side.

Offensive Player

Very high

As said previously, most of the time Micheal Stich was a serve & volleyer (Offensive). 53% of his total points were won playing that game style. Then, he could also use the 1-2 punch or the baseline approach. At the net, Michael Stich had a excellent hand missong only 26% of his volleys.

Retriever

Very low

Winning only 28% of his points by the errors of his rivals, Boris Becker was nothing but a Retriever. He was far too Offensive to count on his opponents' mistakes to win a match.

Wimbledon 1991

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